The next time I need new ballet flats I'll definitely be buying some from Extraseed. These shoes are hand made in Ethiopia from recycled car tires and other materials like hemp, cotton or leather (which is most often from leather considered scrap from garment factories). How's that for minimising waste and eco-friendliness? Oh, I did I mention the shoes are super cute?
Check them out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/extraseed